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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Tennessee Healthy Built Environments Program
Funding for a diverse group of activities including convening, programming, planning, and construction of built environment projects designed to protect, promote, and improve the health and prosperity of Tennessee communities. Rural, economically-distressed, and at-risk communities are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Arizona Systems Change Grants
Grants for collaborative work designed to transform systems through changes to policies and practices to improve health in Arizona communities. Applicants from tribes and rural areas are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 30, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
Sponsor: Vitalyst Health Foundation
Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
Grants to help schools in Kansas address childhood obesity by reducing cardiovascular risk factors, promoting physical activity, and encouraging healthy eating habits.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
Michigan Building Healthy Communities Step Up for School Wellness Program
Supplies Michigan students, teachers, and administrators with the resources and tools needed to create a healthy school environment that supports a culture of wellness.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust Grants
Grants for organizations that work to meet the needs of ill and injured veterans and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2020
Sponsor: Disabled American Veterans
Maryland Rural Impact Awards
Honorary awards to recognize individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary service to communities in rural Maryland.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2020
Sponsor: Rural Maryland Council
America Walks Community Change Grants
Grants for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged communities that support walking as transportation, health, and recreation. For the current grant cycle, America Walks is particularly interested in projects that center the concerns of residents who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color; reach across the demographics of communities to build coalitions; and/or create unique civic partnerships with new perspectives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2020
Sponsor: America Walks
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Cycle
Grants for fire departments, EMS organizations, and fire academies for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration/regional communication efforts. This additional funding round focuses on Personal Protective Equipment and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
California Tribal Fund: COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Grants
General operating support grants for California-based tribes and tribal organizations that are working towards long-term tribal community resiliency and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 emergency. The focus is on tribes and nonprofit tribal organizations with programs that protect Indigenous food systems, water, languages, traditional ecological knowledge, and land.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2020
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, The California Endowment
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services